Day 1: Saigon (D)
Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport. Visa arrangements. Welcomed by your local tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel in the city center. Take an orientation on the tour. Welcome dinner. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Hoi An (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel. Begin a sightseeing tour by visiting the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until the end of the war in April 1975, and some French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. Tour of Chinatown and Thien Hau and Quan Am pagodas. Lunch at local restaurant. Continue seeing the Emperor Jade Pagoda and the War Remnants Museum. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Da Nang at 17:20. Upon arrival at Da Nang airport, pick up and transfer to hotel in Hoi An. Relax for while before having dinner. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 3: Hoi An Walking Tour (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel. Start the walking tour around the Ancient town with Japanese Bridge pagoda, Phuc Kien Pagoda, Phung Hung Old House and Quang Dong Assembly. Lunch and Dinner at restaurant. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 4: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Da Nang airport for flight back to Ho Chi Minh city. Pick up at the airport and depart for My Tho. Take a leisurely boat ride through the Bao Dinh natural canal which is bordered by traditional stilt houses and fruit plantations. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to Tortoise island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy a boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising in the shadows of the water coconut trees. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. After trekking through the fruit plantation on Thoi Son island, enjoy a rowing boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motor boat. Proceed to Can Tho via Vinh Long to visit the snake market. Check in on arrival. Overnight at hotel in Can Tho.
Day 5: Can Tho - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc (B, L, D)
After breakfast. Take boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (the Bassac river) . The boat trip later takes you to the Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets, which are the most original ones and bustling places of the region. Visitors will have the most probably tried the Vietnamese vermicelli soup? So, they will now go and see how it is made. Visitors then roam into the village to get in touch with the local people. Here, they have a chance to experience how to pass a "Monkey bridge" which is built by only one bamboo. Stop for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen to visit the Thot Not bird Sanctuary. Check in on arriving in Chau Doc. Admire the landscape from the Sam Mountain summit down the Vietnamese - Cambodian border, visit the caved pagoda. Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Chau Doc.
Day 6: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh (B, L, D)
After breakfast, take a rowing boat trip through the floating village to visit a fish farm and see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish from their floating houses. Visit the Cham minority in their traditional weaving village. Transfer to a speed boat for the journey to Phnom Penh ( 9.30am-2.30pm). Arrive at Sisowath tourist dock in Phnom Penh at around 2pm. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Leisure time. Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 7: Phnom Penh City Tour (B, L, D)
After breakfast, take the City Tour to visit the National Museum of Khmer Art, the Silver Pagoda, in the same grounds as the Royal Palace and the renowned Central Market. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, learn about the reign of terror during the hated Khmer Rouge regime (1975-79) by visiting the Killing Fields of the Choeung Ek and the Genocide Museum. Visit the famous Wat Phnom before dinner. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 8: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer by coach to Siem Reap (approx. 5 hours). Check-in to hotel. After a short period of relaxation, start your tour of the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple and watch the glorious sunset at Phnom Bakheng. Have dinner accompanied by traditional Khmer dance. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 9: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B, L, D)
Watch the spectacular sunrise at Angkor Wat, before returning to your hotel for breakfast. Later morning, take a tour to see the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphuon, the Terrace of Elephants and the Leper King. In the afternoon, visit Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, Ta Prohm, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chausay Tevoda. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 10: Siem Reap - Luang Prabang (B, L, D)
Have breakfast at your hotel. After that you will be free at leisure until transfer to the airport for your direct flight to Luang Prabang.
Upon arrive in Luang Prabang, you will be transferred directly to your hotel. Relax and dinner.
Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
Day 11: Luang Prabang - Temples Sightseeing (B, L, D)
After breakfast, visit beautiful Wat Xieng Thong which shows the best face in the morning sun. Wat Xieng Thong was a Royal temple by the Royal family, built around 1560 by King Setthathirat, a patron of Buddhism and the ruler of Laos from 1548 - 1571. The temple is located close to the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers, and it is the highlighted temple of Luang Prabang. It was the only temple having had escaped from the destruction by foreign invaders. Wat Xieng Thong features an example of the magnificent architectural art. The structures are decorated in a variety of ways and motifs such as the gilded stuccos, the doorways and the Sim which was richly decorated with wood and mosaics, with its outer walls depicting the legends of Thao Sisouthane and Thao Souttasom, and mostly the daily life activities of Laos people.
After that, continue to the former Royal Palace which now becomes the National Museum, followed by a visit of Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-reliefs.
In the afternoon, continue the exploration of this lovely town with stops at Wat That, Wat Visun and Wat Aham, all located not very far from one another. After the visits of these temples at the centre, cross the Mekong for a walk on the opposite riverside and a climb to Wat Chompet for a different view of the city for sunset.
Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
Day 12: Luang Prabang - Bangkok - Departure (B, L)
In the morning, visit a weaving village where traditional Lao textiles are woven and where Sa paper is made.
Stop at Wat Pa Phon Pao, a forest retreat before transferring to the airport for the evening flight back to Bangkok.
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